Talking Feds
Talking Feds
Oct 19, 2020
Confirming Amy... Recuse, Refuse...We Lose
49 min

With two weeks to go until the election, Al Franken, Dahlia Lithwick and Bill Kristol join Harry and take up first the confirmation hearings for soon-to-be Justice Barrett. Did the Republicans make a mistake going all in and did the Dems play their losing hand right? The Feds then move to the campaign trail, and the bizarre simultaneous town halls by Trump and Biden. Finally, they take stock of the Senate races and the very real prospect that the Dems will sweep the board in November.

Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
63: Senator Chris Dodd & Stephen Fowler
It’s the election that never seems to end, but with President-Elect Biden putting together a cabinet and Trump’s legal challenges floundering across the country, Al and James are looking ahead to 2021.  Georgia maven Stephen Fowler (https://twitter.com/stphnfwlr?lang=en) joins the show to discuss the facts on the ground and his expectations for the Senate races there.  Then Senator Chris Dodd (https://twitter.com/senchrisdodd) comes on to share his optimism for the Biden administration and his surprising hopes for bi-partisanship between Biden and McConnell.  The question is, will the country be able to move on with them? Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Stephen Fowler Twitter (https://twitter.com/stphnfwlr) Podcast: Battleground: Ballot Box  (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/912830855/battleground-ballot-box) Senator Chris Dodd Twitter (https://twitter.com/senchrisdodd) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  Get access to any and all courses for an entire month- completely free!  So don’t wait any longer, sign up today using our special url: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/warroom United Harvest  If you value quality, flavor, and convenience when ordering your meat, check out www.unitedharvest.com (http://www.unitedharvest.com/) and be sure to use that promo code warroom to save 20% off your order of 50 dollars or more. Paint Your Life  Celebrate the moments that matter most with Paint Your Life (https://www.paintyourlife.com/) .  Text politics to 64-000 for 20% off and free shipping on your order.
1 hr 24 min
LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
KCRW
Pardon season
It’s pardon season. Last week, President Trump pardoned Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, for the false statements charge to which he pleaded guilty, and he’s been pardoned for certain activity he was never charged with. If this pardon was corruptly issued, is it valid? Yes. Even if the president gets in political or legal trouble for it, is it still valid? Still yes. The power to pardon is pretty close to a power a king would have, and there is no precedent for curbing the president’s power to pardon. There may be more pardons ahead: ABC News and the New York Times report the president is considering pre-emptive pardons for some of his family members: his three oldest children (Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr.), his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his demented uncle Rudy Giuliani. There’s also news that prosecutors are looking into whether there was a corrupt scheme to offer political donations in exchange for a pardon. Ken and Josh talk about what is known based on an unsealed but heavily redacted order from a federal judge. Plus: Bill Barr makes John Durham a special prosecutor. How does that change John Durham’s work with the investigation into the other special counsel investigation? And what if the Biden administration were to expand the Durham investigation into other areas of the Trump administration Department of Justice? And about that full page ad Lin Wood took out that calls for President Trump to impose “limited martial law” so he could throw out the results of the election: is that sedition? And why couldn’t President Trump file just “one, big, beautiful lawsuit” alleging voter fraud?
37 min
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